Caffeinated Beverages: More Than 3 Cups May Trigger Migraine

A recent study suggests that drinking more than 2 cups of coffee a day can be considered safe. A person may be at risk of migraine due to drinking 3 cups or more of coffee a day. Learn why migraine pain is dangerous. 

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograUpdated at: Aug 12, 2019 11:55 IST
Caffeinated Beverages: More Than 3 Cups May Trigger Migraine

Coffee lovers! News for you! If you are fond of drinking several cups of coffee a day, it's high time to be careful. Coffee is a beverage that is consumed worldwide. It is usually normal to drink 1-2 cups of coffee a day. But some people drink several cups of coffee a day to refresh their mind or to relieve fatigue and stress. A recent study has said that drinking more than 3 cups of coffee a day can be dangerous for you because it can put you at the risk of migraine.

Migraine pain can be dangerous

Headache is the main symptom of migraine. These headaches can last from 2 hours to 3 days. Often, headache is considered as a common issue and people either eat painkillers or try to get relief by drinking tea and coffee. Sometimes the pain of migraine is so intense that it becomes difficult for a person to work or concentrate on anything. At the same time, it is seen that a person also stops seeing and hearing due to pain.

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Do not drink more than 2 cups of coffee

According to a new study published in the American Journal of Medicine, if you drink 3 cups or more of caffeinated drinks a day, you may be at risk of a migraine attack. Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) conducted a study which revealed that drinking excess coffee has ill-effects on health.

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Over 100 million young people suffering from migraine

Migraine is the third-largest spread disease in the world. Worldwide, more than 100 million youth, who are under 35 years of age, suffer from migraine. Migraines usually mean having a severe headache. Apart from this, some people feel dizzy and have mood swings too. Some migraine patients also have issues with loud voices and glaring lights. People often resort to beverages such as tea-coffee to relieve headaches and fatigue. But these beverages contain caffeine and relieves pain for the short term. But drinking too much tea and coffee in a day can be dangerous for health.

Women are more prone to migraine than men

Worldwide statistics suggest that migraine affects women more than men. It is estimated that around 9% of men and 16% of women worldwide suffer from various forms of migraine. Migraine is a disease that also aggravates due to minor illnesses such as excessive stress, insomnia, long hours of starvation, excessive smells, etc.

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